The Washington Post: Contentious nation-state law declaring Israel the Jewish homeland approved by lawmakers19 July 2018 | 21:02 | FOCUS News Agency
The laws, dealing with a wide range of topics relating to the Jewish character of the state to the curtailing of left-wing groups critical of the government’s policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians, are largely seen as an attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to placate his right-wing government and supporters.
But, they could have far reaching implications for Israel’s non-Jewish minority, weakening the rights of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and delegitimizing those in Israel who defend them.
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